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Activities at Hunting 

Island State Park

There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier.

Sundays: Walk in the Woods, 10 a.m.; Hunting Island Bingo, 2 p.m.

Mondays: Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 3 p.m.

Tuesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m., CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walk, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays: Reptiles of the Lowcounty, 11 a.m.

Fridays: Fish printing, 2 p.m. (Nov. 29).

Saturdays: Pinecones for Passerines, 11 a.m. (Nov. 30); Tie-Die, 2 p.m. (Nov. 30).

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island and click on “Programs & Events.”

All are invited to attend these free events, though there is an entry fee to Hunting Island State Park and reservations are needed for lighthouse programs.

For more information, call 843-838-7437 or go to the Friends of Hunting Island website and the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

Beaufort County Historical Society “Historically Speaking” lectures

All talks, held at noon on Thursdays, are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. First-come, first-seated, doors open 30 minutes prior to event.

Jan. 23: Dr. Bernard Powers, “The New Face of African American Public History in Charleston: The Center for the Study of Slavery and the International African American Museum,” Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St.

March 12: Dr. Lawrence Rowland, “Kate Gleason, Libby Rowland, and Beaufort in the 1920s,” St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Blvd. St. Helena Island.

May 7: 81st annual meeting, Dr. Dale Rosengarten, “Blue Collars to Blue Serge Suits: Beaufort’s Jewish Settlers,” St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Blvd., St. Helena Island.

Smile for Santa

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, Port Royal Farmer’s Market. The Beaufort Garden Club will hold its fourth annual Smile for Santa event. Bring your children, grandchildren and/or pets to the Gazebo area at the market and have your picture taken with Santa. Your photo will then be emailed to you. A $5 donation is suggested. All proceeds will go to local charities.

Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection luncheon

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, Hampton Hall Clubhouse. The feature and speaker will be Tempe Brown. She will sing a medley of songs and lead us in our annual sing-along. There will be a raffle, games and prizes. Ladies are asked to bring non-perishable items for Bluffton Self Help. Cost for the luncheon is $26 and must be prepaid by Nov. 27. Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29909. For details, call Carol at 843-705-7604.

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dec. 5, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will host their luncheon catered by Cynthia Holmes. Cost is $18 payable at the door. Our feature will be Debbi Covington, chef, caterer and author. “Putting Together Life’s Puzzle Without the Boxlid” is the topic of our speaker Tempe Brown. There will be a Stonecroft Fundraiser. If you can, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child age birth through 12 years to support Toys for Tots. For reservations by by Nov. 29, please call, text or email Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Night on the Town & Tree Lighting

6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. Downtown Bay Street and surrounding blocks. Tree lighting is at 8 p.m. Music, entertainment, food, and shopping for the whole family.

4th Touch A Truck Fundraiser

The Junior Service League of Beaufort will host its 4th Touch A Truck fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Port Royal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Cost of admission is $5 per person.

Touch A Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community.

The event will feature many different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, ambulance, a Humvee, construction vehicles, and even a helicopter. The entertainment area will include a variety of activities including face painting, bounce-houses for kids and much more. And to round out the experience, enjoy music and fabulous food, drinks, and libations available for purchase.

Pets are not allowed at the event. Call Brittany Rosson at 618-967-6815 or visit www.touchatruckbeaufort.com for more information.

Light The Night Holiday Boat Parade

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The Beaufort River and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The City of Beaufort and the America’s Boating Club of Beaufort (Beaufort Sail & Power Squadron) present lighted and decorated boats parading on the Beaufort River. Boats assemble at 5:30 p.m. at Marker R244 and proceed to downtown Beaufort. The Waterfront Park is the best vantage point to view the parade and boats should arrive at approximately 6 p.m. Prizes are awarded for the best decorated vessel in several categories. Registration and fee are required to be eligible for prizes. For more information, call 843-522-3634 or 843-521-3771.

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